President Barack Obama went straight O.G. during his address to the U.S. Women’s National Team this morning, which was visiting the White House to celebrate their World Cup championship this summer.
“[This team] inspired millions of girls to dream bigger and inspired millions of boys to look at girls differently, which is just as important,” Obama said.
“This team taught all of America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass,” he continued. “Perhaps I shouldn’t have used that phrase — ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re the best.”
That’s right. The POTUS just dropped “badass” in a speech.
The ceremony began with 13-year-old Ayla reading this letter that she wrote the Obamas this summer while she was watching the World Cup.
“I don’t know where your brother is right now, but this is some payback here,” Obama said after Ayla introduced him to the small crowd.
Obama addressed many of the players individually throughout his speech but used his anecdote on Carli Lloyd to take a jab at the GOP. You see, after Carli Lloyd’s hat-trick in the World Cup final, her Wikipedia page was edited by a fan to read: President of the United States.
“By the way, the job’s about to open up. What’s another candidate in the mix?” Obama joked. “I guarantee Carli knows more about being President than some of the folks who are running, but that’s a whole ‘nother topic of conversation.”